This contribution is about an entirely new approach to the study of knowledge. As an introductory remark, the classical research operations in the field of cognition are reviewed. Against this background, an application of David Hestenes theory of rotational dynamics is demonstrated with particular reference to text processing. Based on the mechanism of joints and links of the AaO machine, angular displacements and the control of textual movement patterns are topologically presented. In the... Topics: AaO system, angular displacement, textual movement, topology
No one has ever been able to look into the language space nor has anyone been able to measure the phenomenon of consciousness without the interference of an observer. This article is changing this situation completely. From now on it is possible to produce measures of consciousness without the presence of classical observation devices. In particular, the observation problem can be bypassed since the “observer” is part of the “observed”. This means that the phenomenon is describing... Topics: AaO system, string, mirroring, geometry, shapes
This article is a presentation of a new method for analysing texts: Perspective Text Analysis. The text is used to illustrate this method and also the results of it I have produced myself. The advantages of the Perspective Text Analysis are discussed in comparison with more traditional methods for content analysis. One of these advantages is the ability of the presented method to specify the objects connected to each agent through an action in text. Through cluster analysis this method can show... Topics: AaO system, agent perspective, religion, discourse
Since the 1960's there has been increasing understanding and cooperation between the religious and the political spheres in Sweden, notably between the Church of Sweden and the Social-democratic Party. Both have been occupied with issues outside their traditional national and confessional boundaries. The question is whether and to what extent this has resulted in a “civil religion of the Swedish society” which unites the Church and secular politics in their striving for justice and peace in... Topics: cognition, AaO system, religion, politics, ideology, strategy
This is the last article in a series of three, the objective of which is to describe the fundamental discontinuities of human existence. In the first article: The fundamental concepts of human existence and the relation between the singular and the super-singular, it is shown, among other things, that a number of classic theories have three fundamental concepts of development in common: canalization that encompasses transference of something from one another, correlation that encompasses... Topics: self-reference, AaO system, human, existence, discontinuity, perspectivation
Scanator provides the basis for this work. Scanator is a modern, ecological psychophysics encompassing a cohesive set of theories and methods for the study of mental functions. Within the framework of Scanator we can study competence, i.e. the capacity for making sense in complex situations. Scanator does not, however, include a functional model to explain how various forms of sense making are co-operatively co-ordinated. This thesis develops such a model, which forms a theoretical expression... Topics: self-reference, AaO system, discontinuity, leadership, existence, holophors
A main line of thought in modernistic prose concerns the efforts of transforming scientific concepts into literary forms. This paper presents a study, which formulates the hypothesis that, despite these efforts, a clear distinction should be found between the theory and mind of an author and his text producing practice. A text sample from a well-known American Nobel Prize holder has been studied by means of Perspective Text Analysis, by which the space of a text can be established and measured.... Topics: AaO system, novel, writer, mental, functionalism, behaviourism, Hemingway
This is the second article in a series of three, the objective of which is to describe the funÂ¬damental discontinuities of human existence. In part I: The Fundamental Concepts of Human Existence and the Relation between the Singular and the Super Singular, it was concluded, among other things, that the theories analysed had a number of fundamental concepts of development in common: canalisation that encompasses transference of something from one to another, correlation that encompasses... Topics: self-reference, AaO system, discontinuity, human, existence, discursive strings
The purpose of the discussion in this introductory chapter is to give an evolutionary background to a method developed for the analysis of language seen as expression of intention and morality. The method is named “Perspective Text Analysis. This name indicates that beyond the physical dimension of a text there is a metaphysical one, which can be discovered by a formal mechanism. The fundamental component of this mechanism is the Agent, which controls the perspective of the text. It has... Topics: cognition, AaO system, intention, morality, agent, control, mentality
During the 1800's interest in Christian foreign missions was established and flourished in Sweden. Several mission organisations were founded for the purpose of disseminating knowledge about the countries in which missionary activity was to be carried out. This was done in part to raise funding to support increased missionary activity and in part to recruit new candidates for the mission field. Missionary publications were one means of achieving this goal. An analysis of the content of the... Topics: AaO system, missionary, training, Christianity, recruitment, religion, growth
An ecologically oriented theory of information synthesis is presented in this paper. A model for the analysis of intentionality and orientation as expressed in natural language is put forward. The thesis is that knowledge is the result of an active inquiring agent (knower). His cognition rests on the extraction and abstraction of invariants. It is a mark of mentality that the knower always conceives the meaning of object-event relationships. Some of the assumptions for this approach are to... Topics: AaO system, knower, information synthesis, agent function, perspective control, visual cliff
This article presents an ecological theory of language and text. It is assumed that the development of language and the production of text are perspective creating activities. A perspective is formed when the material and the immaterial dimension of a text meet. This process can be discovered through a formal mechanism, of which the core component is the Agent. By means of examples from historical times some facts and circumstances are discussed, which support the idea that an Agent, that is,... Topics: text, geometry, energy, landscapes, fusion, dynamics, flow, Kantian, AaO system, 3D, language,...
The major assumption made is that language as a natural system is both self-organising and self-referential. Compared to common syntactic-semantic approaches, the present approach is ecological and builds on the unambiguous identification of textual agents and agencies together with their objectives. Because information transaction cannot be studied without an emphasis on the text producerâs text building behaviour, his intended and oriented schematising as unitising activity has been focused... Topics: AaO system, expression, proposition, text building, behaviour, agent, scale factor, operative...
For the first time in the history of psychological and educational measurement the Kantian schema has been applied to natural language expression in a rigorous and precise way. The crucial novelty of the approach concerns the way in which the Kantian schema interrelates the analytic with the synthetic mode in the construction of the presented formalism. The main thesis advanced is based on the premise that the synthetic in contrast to the analytic proposition plays the central role in the... Topics: measuring, change, Kant, AaO system, expression, consciousness, carrier, language, dance, language,...